This morning Espen packed up a bag full of trains and a zebra, lined himself up by the front door and said "Come on, Mama! Let's go outside!" I was out of excuses for languishing on the couch, so I agreed, and off we went.
|Espen walking his trains.|
Along the way we had a little wildlife encounter on the lawn. I'm not really bothered by snakes (petrified of moths, however) and I know that grass snakes aren't dangerous, so I called Espen over for a little inspection. He was interested but reserved, and had no problems with my instructions to leave it alone.
|Wikipedia just told me that most non-venomous snakes have big round eyes. So there you have it!|
After a quick prowl up and down the neighborhood in our bare feet, we headed back to the lawn to
check on the snake again (it had moved about 3 ft), then we settled down at a safe distance to play with Espen's expedition supplies.
|Mister Zebra meets the wild.|
|Trains without a track.|
And did I mention that this was all done barefoot? Ah, summer.
|Little man feet already!|